Is it really 2014 already? It was a banner year for the St. Louis dining scene. A number of acclaimed chefs opened up new spots, like Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires and John Perkins. Many beloved spots closed, too, but we suppose that's just the way it goes. It's inevitable that we missed some things, s ... More >>
The beleaguered Church's Chicken (6190 Delmar Boulevard) in the Loop closed in May, and has been sitting vacant ever since then. It's some pretty prominent real estate -- the corner of Delmar and Skinker Boulevards -- so it's a little surprising some developer hasn't snatched up the eyesore, what wi ... More >>
May was an especially busy month for restaurant openings. Notable debuts included The Libertine, which returns acclaimed chef Josh Galliano to an everyday kitchen gig, and the ambitious restaurant-gourmet market Central Table Food Hall. There were very few closures in May -- that we know of, at lea ... More >>
The rumors are true: Church's Chicken on the corner of Skinker and Delmar boulevards is closed. The "Church's" entrance logos are all down, and the restaurant floor is empty save for a few remaining stacks of chairs. "This restaurant is permanently closed," read signs on the doors and drive-throug ... More >>
Rasheen Aldridge had just finished working the lunch rush at the Jimmy John's in Soulard when he says his manager handed him a hand-written sign and asked that he hold it while he snapped a photo. The sign's message? "I made three wrong sandwiches."
The Lent season gives rise to a great St. Louis tradition, the Fish Fry. But local church parishes aren't the only folks in on the fish. At least since 1962, when McDonald's debuted the Filet-O-Fish, fast-food restaurants have offered Lent-friendly options for patrons. Gut Check figured we'd run do ... More >>
Here's a timely reminder that lying your way to a few sandwiches from a restaurant is, at the very least, a non-violent practice. Fox 4 News in Kansas City reports that on Tuesday night, a man held up a Church's Chicken with a samurai sword, which you can clearly see in the surveillance tape.
seb-usa.comYou, too, can pretend to be a cop for the low, low price of $59.99!!!Two ingenious St. Louis thugs have uncovered a brilliant way to rob people. And all you need is a store-bought police siren, a vehicle that could pass as an undercover cop car and some guns.As the real St. Louis polic ... More >>
Of all the staples on the fast-food menu, Gut Check has a special place in our plaque-clogged heart for the fried chicken sandwich. The softness of the bun yielding to the crispness of the exterior of the chicken and then the juicy meat inside...it's heaven! Of course, that's the idealized v ... More >>
The interior of Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar on Tuesday morning.Gabe and Maria Kveton are still slapping paint up on the walls of the Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar at 7268 Manchester Road in Maplewood, but the brother-and-sister team vow that the restaurant will open next Tuesday, ... More >>
B-Sides catches up with The Simpson's Alf Clausen and Hanson: Testify!